Canon launches new Powershot A-series digital cameras
Aside from tablet devices and Android smartphones, other product manufacturers such as Canon also have new announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Japanese camera maker has recently announced four new digital cameras in the Powershot A-series – A800, A1200, A2200 and A3300IS.
Canon PowerShot A800
Today, Canon announced four new cameras to its popular PowerShot A-series – PowerShot A3300 IS, A2200, A1200 and A800 - that allow you to capture the moment easily and with creative style. According to the company, it is the first time that three of the PowerShot A-series cameras will feature 720p high definition (HD) video recording, advanced Smart AUTO including Subject Detection, and Creative Filters including Toy Camera and Monochrome mode, providing an increase in overall convenience and efficiency.
The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, A2200 and A1200 cameras now ofer 32 predefined shooting situations in its advanced Smart AUTO feature, with the new addition of Subject Detection, where a specific object is the main focal point of the image. With Live View Control, beginners can make use of the user-friendly terms for altering features within the camera including brightness, vividness and color tone.
Canon PowerShot A1200
The PowerShot A3300 IS, A2200 and A1200 models come equipped with a new Discreet Mode which can provide low-disturbance when capturing photos of a sleeping baby or a wedding ceremony. With the press of a button, the camera’s auto-focus assist beam, sound and flash are turned off, making it easier to capture a photo without unnecessary sound or distractions. One notable feature is the Optical View Finder found in the PowerShot A1200, which offers an easy way to frame shots and also a good option to conserve battery power. The PowerShot A2200, A1200, A800 cameras are also equipped with Blur Reduction feature that can reduce image distortion and to ensure crisp photos.
Both the PowerShot A3300 IS and A2200 come equipped with 720p HD video. The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS is available in five vibrant colors – grey, red, blue, silver and pink and features a 16-megapixel CCD sensor along with a 5x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, a wide angle 28-140mm equivalent lens and 3.0-inch LCD screen. The PowerShot A2200 Digital camera has a 14.1-Megapixel CCD sensor, 4x Optical Zoom, a wide angle 28-112mm equivalent lens along with a 2.7-inch LCD screen and comes in black, blue, silver and red.
Canon PowerShot A2200
The PowerShot A3300 IS is scheduled to be available in late February for an estimated selling price of US$179.99. The PowerShot A2200 is scheduled to be available in early March for an estimated selling price of US$139.99.
The Canon PowerShot A1200 Digital camera features 720p HD video and an Optical View Finder. The PowerShot A1200 Digital camera also includes Canon’s basic and easy-to-use mode dial, a 12.1-Megapixel CCD sensor, 4x Optical Zoom, a wide angle 28-112mm equivalent lens and a 2.7-inch LCD screen, AA battery-powered and is available in both black and silver. For the value-conscious consumer, the PowerShot A800 will offer a 10-Megapixel CCD sensor in addition to 19 Smart AUTO scene modes, a 3.3x Optical Zoom with a 37-112mm equivalent lens, a 2.5-inch LCD screen and AA battery-powered.
Canon PowerShot A3300IS
The PowerShot A1200 is scheduled to be available in early March and will have an estimated selling price of US$109.99. The PowerShot A800 is scheduled to be available in mid-February for an estimated selling price of US$89.99.